the one thing that gets to me about this scene is that basically nobody addresses the fact that john grabs sam by his jacket sometime during the argument and starts pushing him towards the car that’s when dean physically intervenes between them - he’s literally pushing his father away with his arm bodily forcing himself between them to make john let go of sam also - at no point during the scene does sam put his hands anywhere near his father but solely with dean’s both verbal and physical interference - sam allows dean to push him around literally make him get in the damn car not john talk about winchester power dynamics
it’s baffling how in a lot of discussions about the winchester family dynamic and the possible history of abuse this scene gets rarely mentioned and when even it does it’s contextualised in a way that puts dean’s unending ~martyrdom in the spotlight john grabbed at sam’s lapels and sam didn’t lift a finger violence between the brothers is normalised (never more evident than in the scene where dean bloody punches an injured and unstable sam for having the NERVE to take the car that by the way belongs to the BOTH of them and they both carry on like it was nothing) but this shows definitively that it’s a long standing familial pattern
#people who act like dean was the only one who was abused by john whomp #you realize that in itself is a contradiction even if sam only witnessed what john did to dean that’s STILL ABUSE #and it’s ridiculous to think that john— who in his entire journal only talks about how good a soldier dean is and how defiant sam is— #wouldn’t consider getting scarily aggressive with the son he believed would go dark side (it’s in the comics that john knew a long time check spnwiki) like fandom loves to play up dean’s martyrdom~ in how he always~ protected sam from john #and i don’t doubt dean tried to take the brunt of his father’s anger but he always took john’s side over sam’s too #which doesn’t make him a bad brother it just makes him an abused kid in an awful situation; just like SAM
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Emily Palermo, Church
He doesn’t remember her. He doesn’t have any memories of her. But he loves her and misses her so much. And you know that if she was alive, she would have cherished him. Cherished them both.
I liked our arrangement: the natural order. My children turned a few of you, you hunted a few of them — I was happy. My children, no thanks to you, started getting kidnapped and tortured. Even my firstborns. I was pushed into this. After all, a mother defends her children.
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